Skip to main content
  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium fasciale Sodiro

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ecuador to N. Peru.


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Premontane moist and very wet premontane forest life zones.
    Least Concern (LC)
    Morona-Santiago,Napo, Pastaza, and Tungurahua provinces in Ecuador.
    General Description
    Epiphytic or terrestrial; stem climbing, to 50 cm long, 1-3 cm diam.; roots moderately few, descending, drying 2 mm diam.; cataphylls subcoriaceous, lanceolate, 14-24 cm long, acute at apex, drying whitish, straw-colored, persisting as a reticulum of fibers. LEAVES mostly spreading; petioles 11-40(60) cm long, 5-11 mm diam., D-shaped, flattened or convex with an acute medial rib adaxially, the margins sharply raised, rounded abaxially; geniculum moderately thicker than petiole, 1-2 cm long; sheath 2-7 cm long; blades coriaceous, oblong-linear to broadly oblong, narrowly acute at apex, obtuse to shortly attenuate or narrowly acute at base, 47-120 cm long, 5-20 cm wide, broadest at or near the middle, the margins moderately to conspicuously undulate; upper surface weakly glossy to semiglossy, slightly quilted, dark green, lower surface semiglossy to glossy, slightly to moderately paler; both surfaces drying green to yellow-brown; midrib convexly raised, or sometimes acutely raised toward the apex above, paler than surface, acutely raised below; primary lateral veins 17-33 per side, departing midrib at 60-90° angle, slightly arcuate to the collective vein, convexly raised above, flat and darker than surface below, drying raised on both surfaces; interprimary veins almost as conspicuous as primary lateral veins; tertiary veins moderately obscure above, darker than surface below, raised above and below when dried; reticulate veins obscure; collective vein arising from the base, equally as prominent as interprimary veins, (1)2-7 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect-spreading; peduncle 8-40(62) cm long, 2-8 mm diam., 0.6- 2.3 x as long as petioles, terete; spathe reflexed, subcoriaceous, green, ovate to broadly oblong, ca. 6.5-12 cm long, 1.5-3 cm wide, broadest in the lower half, the acumen inrolled, 4-8 mm long, acute to narrowly acute at base; spadix dark red, cylindroid to slightly tapered, sessile or stipitate to 5 mm, erect, straight or slightly curved, 5.5-12 cm long, 5-10 mm diam.; flowers (dried) rhombic, 1.6-1.7 mm long, 1.2-1.5 mm wide, the sides jaggedly sigmoid to straight; 8-11 flowers visible in principal spiral, 5-8 in alternate spiral; tepals semiglossy, minutely papillate, lateral tepals 0.7- 0.8 mm wide, the inner margins erose, the outer margins 2-3-sided; pistils yellow-brown on drying, smooth, lacking raphide cells, rounded at apex, not at all protruding above the tepals; stigma linear, ca. 0.3 mm long; stamens emerging from near the middle, inclined over and obscuring pistil at anthesis, held against the pistil post anthesis; anthers 0.4-0.6 mm long, 0.4-0.5 mm wide; thecae obovoid- oblong, weakly divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE erect to pendent; spathe persisting, green; spadix ca. (7.5)12-16 cm long, 1.5-2 cm diam.; berries red, obovoid, 7-8 mm long, 5 mm diam.; seeds 1-2 per berry, broadly oblong to rounded, flattened on one side, 4.4-5 mm long, 3-3.5 mm diam., 1.5-2 mm thick, with a transparent, gelatinous appendage at base and dark gelatinous appendage at apex.


    Native to:

    Ecuador, Peru

    Other Data

    Anthurium fasciale Sodiro appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Anales Univ. Centr. Ecuador 19: 288 (1905)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.


    CATE Araceae
    Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.